The other day I had the great privilege of celebrating a Solemn Mass at St. Paul’s, the parish for Harvard University. The music was provided by the Boston Archdiocesan Boy’s Choir. They have the only boys’ choir school in the United States. And can they sing!
Someone posted on YouTube a couple mobile phone videos from the Mass. The videos aren’t great, but you can hear something of the wonderful music. They did Victoria’s Missa Quarti Toni and Palestrina’s Sicut cervus, which almost always leaves me choked up.
I think they need to work a bit on shaping the beginnings and ends of phrases. But, hey!
Sanctus – Consecration – Benedictus
This was the first time that the Boys Choir sang from the choir loft in, apparently, many years. It was a huge success and they sounded spectacular.
The Mass was wonderful. Everyone involved in the organization and celebration have reason to be proud of the beautiful thing that was done for God.
The great Fathers Jay Finelli and Thomas Kocik were there in choir! Bloggers both. It was a pleasure to see them.
An action shot.